La Forge Estate
La Forge Estate wines symbolize the fusion of the old and the new worlds of wine, as well as the fusion between carefully selected grapes from the best South of France vineyards and an expressive, round and aromatic style, brightened up by a subtle dose of oak barrel ageing.
Jean-Claude Mas has significantly grown and enhanced Domaines Paul Mas with the acquisition of several carefully selected properties throughout the Languedoc. His portfolio of estates now accounts for over 440 acres of premium vineyards, planted with 25 different varieties, including Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier and Chardonnay. Above all else, his vineyards are maintained at the utmost quality so as to yield the highest caliber grapes.
The main part of the vineyard is located on the east of the city of Carcassonne in the Languedoc. Grapes are also harvested from other vineyards located in nearby Limoux and Pézenas. The Syrah vines are grown in the Minervois AOC geographical limits (east of Carcassonne) where the climatic conditions enable the grapes to ripen to the optimal level.
Jean-Claude Mas, independent winemaker, fourth generation grape
grower, first generation winemaker and owner of Domaines Paul
Mas, is a leader in fine winemaking in the Languedoc region of the
South of France. Since taking the helm of the family winery in 2000,
he has prioritized sourcing the highest quality grapes from twelve
privately owned estates and premier growers in the Languedoc to
make wines of authenticity and refinement. The result is a collection
of magnificently charming wines that burst forward with the warmth
and stunning beauty of the Languedoc.